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Photo of the Week: What is democracy?
Photo of the Week: What is democracy?

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

The IAF Fellowship Program supports dissertation field research throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on grassroots development topics. Amanda Fulmer, an IAF Fellow in 2009-2010, conducted field research on the democratization process in Peru and Guatemala.

Conflict, Coca and Coffee in Colombia
Conflict, Coca and Coffee in Colombia

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Getting coca producers to switch to cultivating coffee, sugarcane or other crops is critical to the peace agenda in Cauca, Colombia.

Photo of the Week: Reliable Farming in Mexico
Photo of the Week: Reliable Farming in Mexico

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Mexican IAF grantee partner Centro Campesino para el Desarrollo Sustentable A.C. (CAMPESINO) supports economic development in the state of Tlaxcala to ensure a more reliable food supply by providing approximately 80 farmers access to working capital, loans and training in conservation practices, management and agro-ecological techniques.

Photo of the Week: Grow Organic Coffee
Photo of the Week: Grow Organic Coffee

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Mexican IAF grantee partner Unión de Productores Orgánicos Beneficio Majomut Sociedad de Producción Rural de Responsabilidad Limitada (Majomut) helps small producers get the best possible prices for their high quality coffee harvests.

Not Your Regular Fish Tale
Not Your Regular Fish Tale

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

In Brazil, an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner is using a challenging but unique way to try and manage stocks of the pirarucu fish and ensure not only that the species survives, but to continue to be a source of food and income for the communities that depend on it.

Photo of the Week: Seeds for the Future
Photo of the Week: Seeds for the Future

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Through the exchange of technical skills and traditional knowledge, our grantee partner in Colombia, Grupo Semillas, supports indigenous Afro-descendants and farming communities in the preservation and exchange of native seeds and agroecological practices.

Photo of the Week: Turning Agave into Bath Products in Mexico
Photo of the Week: Turning Agave into Bath Products in Mexico

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Juana Vaquero Palma harvests maguey stalk in the Mezquital Valley some 50 miles north of Mexico City. She is a member of Ya Muntsi Behña (Women Gathering), a cooperative of 250 indigenous women creating fair trade products. Ya Muntsi Behña is part of a network organized by IAF grantee partner Ñepi Behña (Women of Dignity) in Mexico.

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